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Membership Snapshot

When we say “we are the Cultural Alliance,” we’re not just referring to our staff and board. Our 438 member organizations are central to the Alliance. They are a growing community of professionals who benefit from meeting their peers at our networking events, learning best practices at our seminars and workshops, and relying upon Alliance marketing programs to broaden their reach. Cultural Alliance members represent every discipline and budget size, and are located throughout Greater Philadelphia, northern Delaware and southern New Jersey.

We offer a variety of member benefits and services to help organizations in practical ways, from office supply and hotel discounts to health care plans and our popular Job Bank. In our FY2015 membership survey, 96% of members showed satisfaction with their Cultural Alliance membership, and 89% said they find membership important to the operation of their organization.



For financial statements from FY15, click here.

FY2015 Supporters

Corporate Partners
Cultureworks Greater Philadelphia
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Independence Blue Cross
Payroll Service Solutions
PNC Arts Alive
Prudent Management Associates
Wells Fargo
Your Part-Time Controller

25th Century Foundation
Anton Charitable Trust
The Barra Foundation
CHG Charitable Trust
Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Samuel S. Fels Fund
The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation
Hess Foundation
Independence Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Lincoln Financial Foundation
Linda and David Glickstein Fund at The Philadelphia Foundation
Lomax Family Foundation
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children
Razoo Foundation
Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund
The Victory Foundation
William Penn Foundation
Wyncote Foundation

Public Agencies
National Endowment for the Arts
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Philadelphia Cultural Fund

Cultural Cabinet
Frederick W. Anton III
Sarah Anton
Leslie Benoliel
Peter Benoliel and Willo Carey
Sean T. Buffington
Linda Aversa Caldwell and Donald R. Caldwell
Robert Capanna and Cathy Coate
David L. and Rhonda R. Cohen
Danielle Cohn
Mark and Tobey Dichter
Larry Dubinski
Stacy Dutton
David and Dianne Elderkin
Anne Ewers
Eric Fraint
Valerie V. Gay
Linda and David Glickstein
Carole Haas Gravagno
Glenn Gundersen
David W. Haas
Steven N. Haas, Esq.
Harry R. Halloran, Jr.
Kathy Hanrahan
Joanne Harmelin
Gail Harrity
Don Haskin and Lynn Martin Haskin
Eileen Heisman
David F. Hoffman
Alexander L. Hoskins, West Laurel Hill Cemetary
Virginia and Harvey Kimmel
Joseph H. Kluger
Pamela Rainey Lawler
Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest
Vicki Le Vine
Joanna McNeil Lewis
Virginia Logan
Claire Lomax
Maud Lyon
Lynn and Joe Manko
Leslie Anne Miller and Richard Worley
Elizabeth A. Murphy
Ajay Raju
Siobhan Reardon
Louise and Alan Reed
Emily C. Riley
Suzanne F. Roberts
Charles H. Rose
Jan Rothschild, Barnes Foundation
Susan Sherman
Ivy Silver
Glenn Stefanowicz
Jim and Keith Straw
Ed Tettemer
Constance and Sankey Williams
Vera Wilson
Thomas C. Woodward

Annual Fund
Patricia Wilson Aden
Jo and David Baskin**
Michelle Baxter*
Constance Benoliel-Rock
Charles & Judith Blumstein
Annie Burridge and Paul Richichi
Cathy Cahill
Veronica Castillo-Perez
Rachel Citrino*
Meg Clifton*
Susan W. and Cummins Catherwood, Jr.
Nancy and David Colman
Gregory Corbin
Arlene Crosson
Paul Downie
Nancy DeLucia
Dr. Judith Finkel
Jill Fitzgerald
Sarah Frew*
Donald Friedman
Elizabeth H. Gemmill
Linda Gerson
Sondra Greenberg
Grace Grillet
A. Clinton Hewes
Nancy and Alan Hirsig
Lynne and Harold Honickman**
Robert Hotes*
Peter Intermaggio
Daniel Isenschmid
Thomas F. and Susan A. Kaiden
Ellen Kaye
Joan Kimball
Glen Knapp
Kelly Lee
William A. Loeb
Charlotte and Mackie Maclean
Harriet E. Margolis and Shelly Margolis
Glenda C. Marshall
Sharmain Matlock-Turner
Amy Murphy
Bruce Newman
Dr. and Mrs. R. Barrett Noone
Michael Norris*
William O’Connor*
John Overbeck
Aita and Larry Passmore**
Peggy Amsterdam Dinner Club – DC branch**
Hal Real and Anne E. Sheppard
Stephanie Resnick
Kenneth Richman
Dan and Barbara Rottenberg
Schultz & Williams
Michael Scolamiero
Debra, Thomas, and San Scurto-Davis**
Nancy Shaw
Patti & Richard Slavin**
John F. Smith, III
Anna Stormer*
William Toffey*
Barbara Turner
Lois Welk
David and Betsy Wice
Anonymous (5)

*Gifts made to GroundSwell
**Gifts in memory of Peggy Amsterdam

Creative Industry Network
12th Street Catering
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Beth Saunders Consulting
Chubb Group of Insturance Companies
Colliers International
Cultural Data Project
Eastern Standard
Engagement Studios
eXude Beneifts Group, Inc.
Fairmount Ventures
Greenhouse Media
Hilary Alger Consulting
Interactive Mechanics
Isdaner & Company
J2 Design
Karen Singer Tileworks, Inc.
Kreischer Miller
Office Basics
Payroll Service Solutions
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Professionals for Nonprofits
Relief Communications
Rich Tolsma Productions
Schultz & Williams
Simon Public Relations Group
Your Part-Time Controller

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
The Barnes Foundation
Arden Theatre
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
National Constitution Center
WURD Radio

FY2015 Acknowledgments

The Cultural Alliance’s research in FY15 was supported by PECO. The 2014 Portfolio was made possible by The Pew Charitable Trusts, PNC Arts Alive and the William Penn Foundation, with additional support from the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Culture Across Communities was made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Engage 2020 is sponsored by a lead grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts. Phillyfunguide and Funsavers are sponsored by Xfinity and PNC Arts Alive. Phillyfunperks is supported by lead support from The Barra Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation. STAMP is supported by a leadership gift from Virginia and Harvey Kimmel. Additional program support is provided by the Hess Foundation, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children, Wells Fargo and Wyncote Foundation. Support for the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program was provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Support for the STAMP Audio Tours was provided by the 25th Century Foundation. STAMP on the Parkway was supported by the Lomax Family Foundation and the Victory Foundation. Major support for the TechniCulture Innovation Residency Awards was provided by Emily Goodman, Morgan Lewis, Safeguard Scientifics and the University City Science Center. The Cultural Alliance’s policy and community engagement work is supported by the Samuel S. Fels Fund and the Peggy Amsterdam Memorial Advocacy Fund.

The Program and Project Stream initiatives are a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. They are funded by the citizens of Pennsylvania through an annual legislative appropriation, and administered locally by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is supported by the National Endowment for theArts, a federal agency. The Project Stream program is sponsored by PECO.

Operating support for the Cultural Alliance in FY15 was provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts; William Penn Foundation; Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; Independence Foundation; Lincoln Financial Foundation; Philadelphia Cultural Fund; PNC; Your Part-Time Controller; Payroll Service Solutions; Anton Charitable Trust, Sarah Anton, Program Director; CHG Charitable Trust; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Independence Blue Cross; Prudent Management Associates; Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund; Razoo Foundation; CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia; and the Cultural Alliance’s Board of Directors and individual donors.

Staff & Board

FY2015 Cultural Alliance Staff

  • Maud Lyon
  • Stuart Adair
    Vice President of Finance & Administration
  • Nicole Allen
    Director of Policy & Community Engagement
  • Tracy Buchanan
    Grants & Program Manager
  • Joseph Croft
    Administrative & Bookkeeping Assistant
  • Nicholas Crosson
    Research Analyst
  • Theresa DeAngelis
    Director of Web & Communications
  • Erin De Rosa
    Program Coordinator
  • Morgan Findley
    Research Analyst
  • Rashanda Freeman
    Policy & Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Kevin Gifford
    Associate Director of Development
  • Kristen Gillette
    Community Engagement Fellow
  • Steve Gudelunas
    Funsavers Content Coordinator
  • Britney Hines-Boggs
    Program & Sales Manager
  • Claire Kaiden
    Marketing Fellow
  • Brittnie Knight
    Program & Sales Coordinator
  • Kelsey Leljedal
    Phillyfunguide Content Coordinator
  • Emily Mayer
    Community Engagement Fellow
  • John McInerney
    Vice President of Marketing & Communications
  • Michael Norris
    Vice President of External Relations
  • Kelli Paul
    Director of Development
  • Len Pruden
    Director of Administration & Executive Assistant
  • Courtney Risch
    Consumer Marketing Fellow
  • Nirvan West
    STAMP Fellow
  • Alison Zeidman
    Social Media & Communications Specialist

FY2015 Cultural Alliance Board of Directors

  • (June-Dec.) David B. Devan
    Chair, General Director & President, Opera Philadelphia
  • (June-Dec.) Sean T. Buffington
    Vice Chair, President & CEO, The University of the Arts
  • (June-Dec.) Virginia P. Sikes, Esq.
    Secretary, Senior Counsel Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads
  • (Jan.-July) Gail Harrity
    Chair, President and Chief Operating Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • (Jan.-July) Leslie Anne Miller, Esq.
    Secretary, Principal, Leslie Anne Miller, Esq., LLC
  • Valerie Gay
    Vice Chair, Executive Director, Art Sanctuary
  • Eric Fraint
    Treasurer, President, Your Part-Time Controller
  • Patricia Wilson Aden
    President & CEO, The African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • Drew Becher
    President, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • Catherine M. Cahill
    President & CEO, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
  • Veronica Castillo-Perez
    Interim Administrator, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO)
  • Danielle Cohn
    Senior Director, Entrepreneurial Engagement, Comcast
  • Gregory Corbin
    Executive Director / Founder, Philly Youth Poetry Movement
  • Michael DiBerardinis
    Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
  • Kevin Dow
    Senior Vice President of Impact and Innovation, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  • Paul Downie
    Executive Director, Community Arts Center
  • Larry Dubinski
    President & CEO, The Franklin Institute
  • Anne Ewers
    President & CEO, Kimmel Center, Inc.
  • Kathy Hanrahan
    Development Coordinator, Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
  • Steve Highsmith
    Director of Community Relations, PHL17
  • Peter Intermaggio
    Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications, Comcast Cable
  • Glen Knapp
    Executive Producing Director, Philadelphia Young Playwrights
  • Kelly Lee
  • Virginia Logan
    Executive Director, Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art
  • Sharmain Matlock-Turner
    President & CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition
  • Amy Murphy
    Managing Director, Arden Theatre Company
  • Elizabeth Murphy
    Vice President, Governmental & External Affairs, PECO
  • Amy Needle
    President & CEO, Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
  • Siobhan Reardon
    President & Director, Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Glenn Stefanowicz
    Executive Vice President, PNC Bank
  • Ed Tettemer
  • Lois Welk
    Interim Director, Philadelphia Cultural Fund
  • Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown
    Ex Officio, Councilwoman At-Large, Philadelphia City Council
  • Hon. Dwight Evans
    Ex Officio, Member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Helen Haynes
    Ex Officio, Chief Cultural Officer, Office of Arts, Culture & the Creative Economy, City of Philadelphia